The latest threats can put a damper on your business plan and put your company at risk. Therefore, it's only natural to protect yourself from them. This new threat in particular, Cryptowall 2.0, has the potential to do plenty of heavy-duty damage to your business's network, if given the opportunity.
New threats surface all of the time, but spear-phishing email attacks are some of the most dangerous out there. Cryptowall, which also goes by the name of Cryptolocker, targets those who are unaware of the emails they receive. The virus is found within zipped folders and PDF files sent via email disguised as invoices, purchase orders, bills, complaints, or other business-related messages. Cryptowall 2.0 is an enhanced version of the original Cryptowall ransomware, which had the power to encrypt files on your network and local data.
Previously, it was fairly simple for network administrators to recover their files. Now, the malware developers have taken extra steps to make it difficult for users to recover their files without paying the fee. Some of the changes made with this enhanced version of Cryptowall include:
Obviously, this threat is extremely dangerous and should be prepared for. In order to prevent this ransomware from infecting your computer, you must remain ever vigilant. Try some of these tips to avoid getting locked down:
When disaster strikes, you can count on Symmetric Engineering Group to be there for you. We can provide you with all of the information you need to know about the latest threats, so you can better protect yourself against them. For more security consulting, or if you think you've been compromised, contact Symmetric Engineering Group at (813) 749-0895.